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about boris johnson's examined about borisjohnson's comments examined about borisjohnson‘s comments on muslim women who wear face fables. and wales celebrates the return of its hero from the tour de france. geraint thomas returns home, writing to the streets of cardiff in that yellow jersey. home, writing to the streets of cardiff in that yellowjersey. —— face veils. hello and welcome back to our lookahead at what the papers will be bringing us tomorrow morning. wheaterjoan bringing us tomorrow morning. wheater joan ba kewell, bringing us tomorrow morning. wheaterjoan bakewell, the late pm broadcast, and john stapleton. welcome back. we will give you an update on the papers. the row over boris johnson's burka comments update on the papers. the row over borisjohnson‘s burka comments make the front page of the guardian, the former foreign secretary facing an investigation. the telegraph says the conservative party chairman
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is accused of "kneecapping" borisjohnson, after those burka comments. the number of people waiting more than a week for a doctor's appointment has doubled. the express says the eu is about to offer the uk access to its single market without the condition of free movement of eu citizens. banks are not passing on higher interest rates to savers, that's according to the times. the ft leads with the plunging value of turkey's lira, amid a diplomatic rift between washington and ankara. ant and dec‘s tv show saturday night takeaway is shelved until 2020. the mirror says the much—loved tv duo were in tears, as ant announces he's quit i'm a celebrity. a varied set of front pages. let's plunge in, if we may. first of all the times, john and this is an interesting twist on the boris
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johnson story because it is nothing to do with the conservative party, politics, or who might be legal prime minister or whatever, this is simply an issue about freedom of religion. yes, it is actually. ron atkinson of blackadder, a very successful comic actor, has said that boris johnson successful comic actor, has said that borisjohnson should not be reprimanded, he should not have to apologise because in his who was a good joke. issued only had to apologise for a bad joke, this was a good joke in his view. —— rowan atkinson. if you want to have a smile, you could have a smile, you can also have a smile borisjohnson in his running short. it was offensive, that was the point, and therefore in my view he should apologise. how do you measure that sort of thing though? because a lot of people get offended by things and a lot of other people say lighten up, havea a lot of other people say lighten up, have a sense of humour. it is
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very important not to be too solemn and rowan atkinson has written this letter to the times in which he speaks up for the freedom to mock religion in general, i think that is right, i think you should be free to mock them. he was regularly playing vicars in various series. life of brian was banned by many watch committees. watch committees, that brings back memories, doesn't it? you had to travel from town to town to go and see life brian, which was taken as to go and see life brian, which was ta ken as offensive to go and see life brian, which was taken as offensive by many devout christian. i think if you believe in god or christ, muslims believe in muhamed, these people must have had a sense of humour, god must laugh. can't they take a joke? —— life brian. but is it right? it is ok for a stand—up comedian or someone at
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the apollo, is it right for someone like a former foreign secretary, a leading light, to make thisjoke, particularly when it is linked, in my view, to his campaign to become leader of the conservative party? no, absolutely. i leader of the conservative party? no, absolutely. lam just leader of the conservative party? no, absolutely. i am just referring to the argument that rowan atkinson is making. if he wants to be a comedian, he is a free agent, he can go to the edinburgh festival and appear on the fringe, but he is not. don't give him ideas. this is a really good subject for debate, isn't it? the original question was borisjohnson isn't it? the original question was boris johnson saying isn't it? the original question was borisjohnson saying i do not like the face veil and i do not like the burka and if a woman wearing one of those came into my surgery, i would ask her to remove them. you can argue they should be banned, some other countries, like denmark, have banned at. but the words he used in
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passing to describe women who wear burka, particularly saying that it made you look like a letterbox or like a made you look like a letterbox or likea bank made you look like a letterbox or like a bank robber, i do not know many bank robbers who have worn the burka. is it true that a lot of women who wear these phase of a doing so at the behest of their husbands? —— face veils. doing so at the behest of their husbands? -- face veils. there is more to it because 100 of these women have written to brendan lewis saying that we wear them because we choose to, they are saying they do it because they are devout. which is a separate issue, the question is whether borisjohnson a separate issue, the question is whether boris johnson should use language like that to belittle people. he has said before watermelon smile, he miss speaks, he has a touch of prince philip. in is loose talk for someone who should be very careful how they use the
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language. the code of conduct says you should show respect and tolerance and that is an example. -- misspeaks. let's stick with another story, the front page of the times. banks refusing to raise rates. that isa banks refusing to raise rates. that is a surprise. when interest rates rise, you have winners and losers. the people who lose are those who have mortgages, the people are supposed to win the those who have savings. now, everybody loses because the banks have decided they should. i think that is a scandal. all of us who are careful, relatively careful with our money are looking forward to stashing away ata building are looking forward to stashing away at a building society or bank, reaping the benefits, we lost at the time. the chairman of the committee said it is little wonder that our
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banks have not rebuilt their trust with the customer because in the meantime, while they are not giving this interest rate to the customer, they are raking in billions of pounds in profits. is a complete double standard, it will not do.l successful economy, the way it has traditionally worked at least, has involved some of that money for the savers being put away being made available for loans to businesses, all the rest of it. presumably that pot of money is much more than it otherwise would have been, so the economy is losing out, as well as us potentially individually. savers pay it tax on their savings, don't they? you win some, you lose some. that is the nature of the economy, not some a lwa ys the nature of the economy, not some always lose, some always winds. the bank rate, the one that has just risen ever so slightly for the first time in many months will remain low
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for the next 20 years. yeah, below 596, for the next 20 years. yeah, below 5%, this is a comment from one of the bank of england's leading commentary makers and is about the global economy, how he worked that out, don't ask. certainly this time of day, any time of day and night for that matter. in a sense, that is good news but young people are taking a mortgages etc now 's. we we re taking a mortgages etc now 's. we were talking about borisjohnson a couple of minutes ago, about the times, about women coming forward and saying actually beware the face veil of choice, it is not an act of oppression, you should feel free to do it. -- mortgages except. women do not have the right, argentina's women voted to keep the right not to have an abortion. they are claiming the right to make decisions about their own bodies, which the senate
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have voted against. i think this is a tribute to the power of the catholic church in argentina, after all it is where the pope comes on. after all, he wrote the argentinians earlier in the year saying life and justice first. well, they are going to come back. women do not give up that easily, it is their issue and they are going to stick with it. they have lost in the short term but the campaign will go on. someone was saying to me last night, john, as this campaign is taking place, they we re this campaign is taking place, they were talking to be about it on radio 4, they were saying where argentina leads, other parts of latin america follow. so even the fact that argentina is debating this, a lot of it due to the fact that the women's movement has become so active there in recent years, has led a lot of other... not everybody, but it is an amazingly graphic image of the heartache those people have suffered. will leave the powerful
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photograph aside on the front of the daily mail borisjohnson, and instead we will look at the story. n we instead we will look at the story. —— we will. is there any point bringing yourgp any —— we will. is there any point bringing your gp any more? when did you last ring your gp? well, i am on the phone all the time. when you need assistance in you leave messages, they bring back and say you can have an appointment in week's time, ten days even. i have got used to that being part of the system, i am of the older generations we need to talk to people quite often, but if there is something really connor, you could go in and wait to be seen, and i think that would probably mean you would not be turned away. —— but if there is something really, it could. a lot of people go to see doctors, including me, for relatively minor issues. that has been something the gps complain about. this survey is saying one in four people are being
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forced to wait a week or more to see theirgp. forced to wait a week or more to see their gp. that does not strike me as long. depends on your complaint. exactly, if you cut your wrist and you are bleeding to death, you can't wait a week. also, frequently they are not seeing the doctor they want to see, which is important for consistency in the level of care and also of course on the back of that report, we heard yesterday or the day before, about accident and emergency being under pressure in a way it never has before. there are people waiting more than a year for elective operations in major hospitals. i suppose a bit of this may be because it is august and everybody needs a front—page. when you look at the front page, it does say this has doubled in six years, it says just six years. this is quite a long time, you could argue. it is not getting any better. quite a long time, you could argue. it is not getting any battenm quite a long time, you could argue. it is not getting any better. it is hugely short. is this the best way of doing it? we had someone getting
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in trouble because he had been posting anonymously on the website over the week saying actually, it might bea over the week saying actually, it might be a good thing is some gps's offices were closed and we looked out amalgamation. —— if some gps's offices. and people are leaving the nhs in droves because they can get better paid and conditions abroad in new zealand. also, guess what, the prospect of brexit and the trouble they have getting visas. they did do something to alleviate that last week, didn't they? they did, but it is still a problem. is a long -- it is still a problem. is a long -- it isa is still a problem. is a long -- it is a long time since the days of doctor nightingale coming out to do visits any time of the day or night. it was certainly appreciated in rural devon. i think it has been
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fairly abstemious in recent years, i love the taste of it. a lot of it is already added to food anyway. and we kid ourselves it is not there.|j a lwa ys kid ourselves it is not there.|j always at to my chips, i have to confess. the news from the daily mail this morning is that the safe amount of salt a day is at least double what the nhs survives. do not advise it. itake double what the nhs survives. do not advise it. i take this with a grain of salt because i'm frankly fed up of salt because i'm frankly fed up of health scare stories, i've got to the point i do not believe of them. 0ne the point i do not believe of them. one week they say dairy food is bad for you, one week they sayjelly babies will make the arms fall off, i don't believe any of it.|j babies will make the arms fall off, i don't believe any of it. i do think that salt is bad for you and i do think that once you have given it up, you don't need to go back, you don't yearn for salt. so once you have given it up, once you have reduced that. but have we ever given
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it up because so much of it is added to our food. i want to add a short ride to the story as well, that we have only got three paragraphs on the front page of the daily mail. the third paragraph says his controversial study, by a professor, found that lots of fruit and veg may eliminate the risk of lots of salt. it is not that lots of salt itself is ok, it isjust that... it is quite striking because the press is saying that to half tablespoons of salt a day is not a danger, which i think i would be sick if... meals are becoming a nightmare. eat what you like. now, the front page of the natural time. president erdogan does not half pick his fights. well, it is interesting, it is not hard to
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pick a fight with president trump, is it? there has been a delegation from turkey to go to washington and asked them to lift their sanctions because they want to be, they asked the us, they gave the turkish delegation and ultimatum to remove andrew brunson, a pastor who has been jailed, andrew brunson, a pastor who has beenjailed, and andrew brunson, a pastor who has been jailed, and they are speaking up been jailed, and they are speaking upfor him. been jailed, and they are speaking up for him. is a trump habit to find an individual and make a case of it, and the turks were unwilling to do this and have been sent off. it is another issue that is heightening all of their tension, that goes around sanctions, it certainly goes round the middle east. and it is interesting because turkey is in nato, we are meant to be kind to nato, we are meant to be kind to nato, we are meant to do each other favours. are critically important country. indeed. and a big impact on their country. and the past has only been there for years, but has now
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called himself up in the aftermath ofa called himself up in the aftermath of a coup a couple of years ago, it was in the summer when he was away on his holiday retreat and they tried to find him to probably bump him off and he escaped, and the coup was defeated. he claims it is this quy was defeated. he claims it is this guy who is in exile in pennsylvania, who runs a group, gulen, used to be an ally of the president, they fell out and now they have been a huge group of people connected with this organisation. if you have a rift between these two players at a time when the turkish economy is a bit unsteady and at a time where everybody is worried about turkey cosying up to russia. and you have issues around this area, it is bad to make enemies. you should be sitting here, not there. a fascinating insight, thank you very much indeed. is turkey a country you have visited often? no. once on a
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story, i don't know it well at. the impact on the economy is potentially quite a lot. i have been several times and the last time i was there idid times and the last time i was there i did meet somejournalists times and the last time i was there i did meet some journalists who were working on some student scheme with the guardian and were reporting from turkey and that was quite soon before the coup and i sometimes wonder where they are, how they are because erdogan rounded up hundreds of thousands of. academics were sacked, civil servants were sacked. huge impact he had, a brutal impact on this society. what can we do? we observe it and we regret it. what next? i don't know where we go with that. be mentioned in the last review, that slide in life expectancy, the slowing of the rates
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at which life expectancy is growing. people are not being as quickly or as frequently at a younger age. like expectancy rate is slowing down. so people are still living longer, but the rate of progress is not as good as as it was. perhaps they are eating too much salt. the insurance companies are making a lot of money. who gets the benefits of all of these economic changes? let's look ata these economic changes? let's look at a story about celebrity on tv with a great headline this topic it isa with a great headline this topic it is a sad story in lots of ways. it is a sad story in lots of ways. it isa is a sad story in lots of ways. it is a terrible picture, so sad. the sun loves that kind of thing. they are very good at it. it is sad that he has had to withdraw from a longer time than people hope that. what is
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extraordinary is how much of a success they are. they worked brilliantly together, they are close friends, get the sense of friendship the knowledge, the idea of matching either of them with someone else is unacceptable and he will be greatly missed. been together since bike rose. i did see bits of it. i was at the wrong end of the teenage years. brilliant series and as you say, gone from that child actor thing to become adult successes and that is not easy to do. a lot of child as have fallen along the way. no saturday night takeaway shows until 2020. i saturday night takeaway shows until 2020. lam saturday night takeaway shows until 2020. i am a celebrity, get the out of the will be done byjack donley. he has done really well since his partner went incommunicado because
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of his health problems and his car accident. is it possible to imagine him asa accident. is it possible to imagine him as a solo star? years got a lot of charm. lot of presents. he can do thejob but it of charm. lot of presents. he can do the job but it is not the same as the job but it is not the same as the operation that went between the two of them. that has been the marketing, the promotion and it is what people have grown to love. i think he can go it alone, but people don't want that, they want to show they love. they are each euro and we hope that they have got the sense that set up some kind of managerial arrangement in which they have a say so that they can perhaps bring each other together at some point. and i don't think and it has any fears of public reaction when they come back. —— ant. public reaction when they come back. -- ant. we have got a minute left to
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speak using television has gotten better at not chewing up and sticking out people? i think of signing dean in the 60s, lots of others in the years afterwards you could name. josh yates, who did the sunday night programme. he had an affair with a woman when he was estranged from his wife and was cast off by itv, and at the —— never worked again, finished up playing the organ in dublin. that was the end of his career. there are worse places to end up. what an end! had been an executive for yorkshire television. it is a salutary warning to be careful what we do... crosstalk a real pleasure to have your
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company. that's it for now, we'll be back with more papers at half past eleven. you can see the front pages of the papers on the bbc news website at bbc.co.uk/papers — and if you miss the programme you can watch it later on bbc iplayer. thank you john stapleton and joan ba kewell. don't forget that our colleagues from newsday will be here with all the news. we will start with the european championships and the athletics in berlin, where katarina johnson—thompson holds the overnight lead going into the second day of the hat at the one. johnson stormed home to take first place ahead of the world champion. there was a silver medal in the men's 200 metres at fort mitchell blake, running a season 's best time as the world champion took victory. let's bring
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you up—to—date with some of the other action on day eight. in glasgow, the swimmers back in the pool and the divers were back in action. jack law won gold in the three metres springboard, his second gold. he follows up the gold with the same event in the same pool four years ago. i couldn't get ahead of the russians and they could get ahead of me. neither of us were letting each other go. for me i have been watching —— wanting this for a long time since 2016. are wanted to prove myself and to see that score in first place i wanted to cry. it is an amazing feeling but i still have one more competition, stay focused i feel amazing. adam peaty secured his fourth gold of the championships alongside duncan scott, james guy and it was piled in the men's four times 100
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metres medley relay. the women's relay team followed that up with bronze, which means that great britain have matched their best ever european change its. 19—year—old image and clarke showed why a strong finish can pay dividends as she took silver with a stretch and touch in the women's 50 metres breaststroke. ben brown followed up his 50 metres butterfly silver with his first ever european title. you can officially tell everyone that he is the fastest man in water in europe, winning gold in the 50 metres freestyle. earlier, britain's chesley among took second in the triathlon. she now has a silver medal to go along with the gold in the commonwealth games. the
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summer transfer window has officially shut. big money were spent yesterday. £71 million by chelsea on kepa, joining from athletic bilbao. chelsea showed him off today, known as kepa, currently staying's second choice goalkeeper. chelsea met the release clause in his contract, surpassing alison's £66.8 million contract at liverpool is thibaut courtois has left chelsea. he signed for around £31 million and he has signed a six—year contract at real madrid. everton were really busy early on in the window, completing the signing of yerry
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mina, his teammate andre gomes joining him as well as earn and. it may have been one of the hottest summers on record, but the weather really broke over london, with rain preventing any play between england and india at lord's. dark skies meant play was abandoned for the day just before 5pm. the first time in five years that a whole day 's play has been lost in a test match in england. joe root‘s side lead the series 1—0. that is all your sport for now. hello there. i hope you were not moaning about the fact that there wasn't any cricket, desperate for rain, most of us happy we finally got some. we sawjust over one inch of rain to the day to date, the sixth of metres of rain. there were
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some rumbles of thunder as well with its. all tied into this area of low pressure living off into the north sea pushing off into scandinavia and bringing strong, gusty wind with it as well. behind it, the wind direction across the uk spinning around to a north—westerly. jetstrea m to around to a north—westerly. jetstream to the southern half of the uk is pushing that slightly fresher air across the country. a more comfortable night for sleeping. a noticeable difference when you step outside first thing in the morning. a chilly start for some, to bridges into single figures and we will start off with showers. mostly out to the west but they will drift their way eastwards as we go through their way eastwards as we go through the day. showers will be few and far between through scotland, temperatures dropping 15— 17 degrees the highest values through the afternoon. a similar story in northern ireland and for much of the north of england. much of the showers push the east of the pennines, to wales and south—west england but through the midlands and eastern england, longer spells of
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rain. through the evening, friday into saturday, clearer skies and a fresh start, one single figures into northwest scotland, northern ireland and rural parts of wales as well. a chilly start to the weekend, it looks as though it will be a predominantly dry and sunny one to start with. this system will bring some clout and rain but it will take its time, eventually pushing into cornwall and south wales as we go through the day. eastern areas will see some sunshine and computers will respond a little. highest values, 17- 22 respond a little. highest values, 17— 22 degrees. 0ut respond a little. highest values, 17— 22 degrees. out of saturday into sunday it looks likely that it will continue to feel a little more humid as well. we will see a spell of what weather pushing into western areas up weather pushing into western areas up into northern england and the scottish borders, perhaps staying dry in the south—east and as i said, predicting that with it, put it by degrees expected as the afternoon
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high. looking ahead, likely to see some drier, brighter and warmer moments in the south. a bit cooler elsewhere. good night. i'm karishma vaswani in singapore. the headlines: an airstrike carried out by the saudi—led coalition in yemen hits a school bus — killing dozens of children the number of people killed in last week's earthquake on the indonesian island of lombok, has risen sharply to over 250. more than 150,000 are now homeless. i'm kasia madera in london. also in the programme. america's vice—president sets a goal of 2020 for creating a new space force as the sixth branch of the military. and portraits of lgbt activists in malaysia are removed from a public photo exhibition on the orders of a government minister.
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